The choice of printhead and driving waveform can make the difference between dazzling success and dismal failure for any industrial inkjet system. Matthew Pullen, Meteor Inkjet’s product manager for dropwatching systems, discusses tools and techniques for manipulating printhead waveforms.
As print head and inkjet technology are progressing, the demand for characterisation of inks regarding their pigment size, single oversized grains and colloidal stability is increasing. The size of pigments has an impact on factors like printability, print head blockages, sharpness of texture, optical density and color gamut.
Dr Steve Ward-Smith of Malvern Instruments gives an overview of the main particle assessment techniques he will be describing in detail at the Inkjet Ink Characterisation course to be held at IMI Europe's Inkjet Summer School in Ghent, Belgium in June 2017.
Frazer Chesterman of the InPrint team caught up with Managing Director, Dr Tim Phillips, to find out more about IMI Europe's Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Development Conference in Lausanne later this month.
Dr Pete Gooden of Promethean Particles describes the technology behind its innovative nanoparticle synthesis method, and the commercial promise it brings.
Inkjet ink viscosity is a complex topic requiring specialist equipment and techniques to characterise fully. Viscosity is a key parameter mediating drop formation as well as substrate behaviour so is vital to understand in ink development. Mats Larsson from Malvern Instruments will describe the use of characterisation equipment to measure the rheological behaviour of inkjet inks at the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, 15-16 March 2017.
Waveform generation and optimisation is a crucial but often overlooked aspect of inkjet development. ImageXpert’s presentation at the IMI Europe Inkjet Ink Development Conference in Lausanne, 15-16 March 2017, will give an overview of the tools and techniques that make waveform optimisation more streamlined and effective.
With inkjet printing rapidly proving itself as a true production process within the area of industrial printing, we as inkjet ink developers need to keep up with the pace and develop new fluids for these applications. Aqueous inks for industrial inkjet printing are potentially advantageous for many different applications. However, delivering the right functionality in a formulation with the constraints imposed by inkjet printing is no easy task.